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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 6, 1962, Mason City, Iowa                             North Iowas Daily Newspaper Edited for fee The CITY GLOBEGAZETTE HOME EDITION ne VOL wspaper that mokes oil North l o w a n s n e i g h b o r s ThU ConsUUof Two Ooe Holit Senate approves tax reform plan Capitols attic to u be opened Auction of old items By GEORGE B BROWN DES MOINES UPI lowans are going to get an unusual op portunity to see what its state government hasbeen hiding in its attics for the past half cen tury s The chance will be provided Sept 22when obsolete and un used material is offered for sale at a public auction included in the offerings which might well run to 1000 pieces will be such items as cane bottom chairs typewriters a set of bed springs some file cabinets and a block and tackle Gary Gill secretary to the Iowa Executive Council said he can find no record of the state ever offering its outmoded articles to the public at an auction sale pre viously The object of the auction to be held at the Varied Industries Buildings at the fairgrounds here is to clear out material that has been clogging attics Gill and Rex McMahill head of the buildings and grounds department at the Capitol said they hope to clear away old material so they can get more urgentlyneeded storage space ill V spacious attic Capitol had hauled away of stuff to the dump from the attic One unexplained object found was the top part of a human skull McMahill said tioned off It wont be auc The material the state felt could still be repaired or of interest to residents was an invitation set aside Later was extended to other state departments for them to contribute their auction unwanteds to Major features are some of the major features of the Senate Tax TAX CUTS FOR BUSINESS INVESTMENT firms could receive tax cuts up to for every 100 invested in new equipment effective July 1 1962 Utility companies would be eligible for a 3 per cent tax credit on in vestments This would be in addition to tax writeoffs for de preciation EXPENSE ACCOUNTS DEDUCTIONS Businessmen no longer could deduet the cost of a night club dinner for his wffe while entertaining business associates To get deductions the expense must be directly related to or associated with his business would have to keep more com plete records to substantiate expense deduction claims and the burden of proof would be shifted largely from the government to the taxpayer Estimated revenue million a year HIGHER TAXES ON SAVINGS INSURANCE COMPANIES hiked 20S on the more than 6000 mutual savings banks and savings and loan institutions Another million would be levied on rffutual casualty and insurance companies In addition it would raise taxes million on farm cooperatives and million on sales of de preciable property other than real estate DIVIDENDINTEREST REPORTING In lieu of withholding the bill requires reports to be sent to the government and the taxpayer of all dividend or interest payments of or more a year No revenue estimate by the treasury LOBBYING Businesses would be allowed to claim tax deductions for the first time on expenses incurred in connection with legis lative lobbying This includes expenses in the preparation of testimony appearances before legislative bodies and the like Sleuthing by bank cashier helps to solve Manly theft William 31 Manly is being held in the county ail in Mason City under bondin connection with the heft of Series E bonds from the Manly Post Office last Decem r Gregory was to appear before District Commissioner Thomas Jolas Thursday afternoon for arraignment on federal charges of burglary forgery and uttering false endorsements The complaint was filed by US Secret Service men who with sheriff Barney Reynolds of Emmet County arrested Greg ory at his home in Manly Information obtained from officers of he First Trust and Savings Bank at Armstrong led to Gregorys Version is sharply modified Goes back to House FROM OUR WIRE SERVICES WASHINGTON The Senate disregarding a flood of lastmin ute criticism Thursday passed a sharplymodified version of Pres ident Kennedys tax reform bill The roll call vote was 59 to 24 in favor of the bill Avith an un usual combination of liberals and conservatives casting most the opposition votes The measure near the top of Kennedys list of priority legisla tion was sent back to the House amid a drumfire of criticism that it was a special interest bill and a tax dodgers dream Backers countered that it rep resented an important step for ward toward eliminating inequi ies in the tax code They said he main feature of the nllion tax credit to spur business revitalize the iconomy The final version of the meas ure which would cost the Treas ury an estimated million a year in revenues now must be lammered out by a joint House Senate conference committee The Senate action was a par tial victory for Kennedy who investmenl in his tax The response has been better than anticipated as a floods Of office furniture some old picture frames a dictating machine re quiring large cylinders and mis cellaneous desks were offered There is even a chance that an old refrigerator from the gover nors mansion will be tossed in Gill said most of the items arent but just require some fixing up to work again However he said the cost of re pairing them is prohibitive for the state government It is hoped thatmany persons will be attracted to the sale by the lure of buying something that was once used in the Capitol There are only a items that might attract antique collectors Cane bottom chairs once used as general office furniture at the Capitolwill probably be in the greatest demand Some of the picture frames also are interesting to collectors Many of them are the standard gold plated metal ones but several are artfully decorated wood The auction will be handled by Homer Prewitt Des Moines who will collect 15 per cent of the total take For this Prewitt will catalogue the offerings sell them and collect the money Working with government also entails some bureaucratic type problems Prewitt has discovered The Employment Security Com mission wanted to get rid of a few items but since it receives a large amount of federal funds the proceeds from the sale ofthe commissions items must be kept separate for the federal govern ment t he inside Editorials Page 4 Clear Lake News 8 Society News MO11 Sports 1314 Latest Markets U Mason City News lo17 Comics is Iowa News20 Record low arrest The bonds 25 or 30 of them valued between and 20000 were taken during a breakin at the Manly Post Office Dec 20 They were payable members of the 0 L Garnass family of Manly Gregory had forged the sig nature of Garnass when cash ing the bonds the authorities said Gregory was picked up after a joint investigation by the Se cret Service postal authorities and two sheriffs Reynolds and Myron Leraaen of Worth Coun ty They said the officers fol lowed up the amateur sleuthing of Jim ONeill cashier of the First Trust and Savings Bank at Armstrong They said ONeills suspicions werearoused after a man iden tifying himself as 0 L Garnass opened checking and savings accounts last April and almost immediately withdrew most of the money A few days later he came into the bank and cashed two savings bonds Suspicious ONeill tracked the man out of the bank wrote down his auto license number and a description of his car and stuck it in his wallet for future reference We like to know who were dealing with ONeill ex plained Last Friday federal officials notified the Armstrong bank that the two bonds had beerf re ported lost or stolen ONeill promptly went to local officers and called the Secret Service Officers traced Gregory through the license number and picked him up They said they searched and found 11 Series E bonds in the trunk of his car Otherbonds had been cashed by Gregory in Dlinois and Indianathey added ONeill said that his sleuthing almost went for naught when he lost his wallet containing the vital data in a movie theater 10 days ago Mercury dips to cool 37 Itll be continued fair and warmer for most of Iowa but the mercury managed to dip to record lows for the date in parts of the including Mason City The low reading in Mason City early Thursday was 37 de grees three degrees lower than the previous minimum on the same date in 1950 Atlantic had a low of 36 breaking a record that held for 66 years Dubuque had 42 equal ling a low set in 1892 Photos allegedly show pilots asleep reading WASHINGTON UPI The flight engineers union Thursday turned over to the Federal Avia tion Agency a of photo graphs purporting to show air line pilots sleeping or reading at the controls One showed an airline stew ardess apparently flying an air liner The Flight Engineers Interna tional Association FEIA pro duced the photographs whose existence had been rumored for some time at the request of FAA administrator Najeeb E Halaby Union president Ron Brown delivered the photographs to FAA personally He also issued a statement saying the individu However he said the wallet als involved were reluctant to was returned last make them public because of he Iearned seriously adverse effect on about the bonds the airline industry not to men ls Just unSon their fear of reprisals from lucky ONedl said several quarters recommended the credit for business message last year Many of his other requests were drastically scaled down however Sen Robert S Kerr DOkla who steered the bill to passag after nine days of maneuvering and debate termed it a signifi cant step forward in areas where tax evasion has long been widespread This bill gains ground in al most every single area sough by the President Kerr said The tax credit for business i designed to stimulate invest ments in new machinery and equipment Under it business men could write off up to out of every spent on certain new facilities after last July 1 During the1 lastgasp debate Sen Joseph S Clark DPa revealed his holdings and urged his colleagues to follow suit to show they had no conflict of interest in considering the egislation He said his major income other than his Senate salary comes from oil royalties from the Humble Oil and Re iining Co As tempers flared Sen Wil iam Proxmire DWis took a verbal swipe at Kerr calling him the uncrowned king of the senate SAME REMOVED PorteU aboard the airline Airline officials carry baggage of f ugi tence in the United States but he poi soned himself and fell unconscious min utes before the planes scheduled de parture tive spy Dr Robert A Soblen from Pan American jet airliner in London air port Dr Soblen was slated to be de Swalloys barbihiates Soblen again forts his return to U S OUR WIRE SERVICES LONDON Runaway Soviet spy Dr Robert A Soblen again slocked his return to the United States and a life term in prison by swallowing barbiturates Soblen lapsed into uncon sciousness in an ambulance tak ing him to London airport from Brixton prison to board a wait ing New jetliner The ambulance was quickly diverted at the airport entrance and rushed him to nearby Hillingdon Hospital A Home Office spokesman said he had taken the barbitur ates and he remained uncon scious throughout the day The spokesman said Soblen woulc have to remain in the hospita for at least another 24 hours Therefore no were being madeat presentfo his departure at a later date Five hours after he took j overdose of drugs hospital jf ficials said Soblen still was un conscious that there was no change in his condition The previous hospital statement mentioned that barbiturateshad een found in Soblens blood and hat he was at thai time too North Iowa Generally fair through Friday with slowly rising temperatures L o ws Thursday night 45 to 50 High Friday 76 to 82 owa Partly cloudy south fair north through Friday slowly rising temperatures Lows Thursday night 45 to 50 north west lower 50s southeast Highs Friday lower 80s north west to 70s southeast Further outlook Cloudy Saturday showers likely and turning colder Minnesota Partly clou d y warmer Highs Friday in 80s GlobeGazette Weather Data p to 8 am Thursday Maximum 57 Minimum 37 At 8 am 50 Sunrise Sunset 640 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 52 It took some talking lowan finally got himself in a jail NEVADA Pawl Nor ton 19 of Maxwell was in the Story County ail Thursday but he had a hard time convincing officials he belonged there Norton came to county courthouse here Tuesday told officers he had stolen a manure spreader and wanted to plead After hearing Nortons story officers said they thought the theft had occurred in MarthaH County so they sent the boy to Marshailtown Marshall County officials found the spreader had been stolen in Story County and sent Norton back to Nevada Norton then went to jail in lieu of bond He toM Jus tice of the Peace H W Dana that the spreader had boon resold for and the purchaser discovering it was warned Norton he had do something about It N ews in a utshell Negroes jeered WESTWEGO white crowd behind po lice barricades jeered and hissed a Negro mother and white parents bring ing their children to an integrated Roman Cath olic elementary school There was no repetition of Wednesdays violence when a crowd attacked the Negro mothers car outside Our Lady of Prompt Succor School across the Mississippi River from New Orleans 73 spades WILMINGTON Jules Wright 19 a Yale University senior of New ark Del had a 600 bil liontoone shot come through right in his hand bridge hand of 13 spades The probability of drawing 13 cards of any one suit is 158753389 900 to 1 The chances of drawing 13 spades are 635013559600 to 1 Sputnik debris MILWAUKEE Edward A Hallbach the director of the Milwaukee Astronomical Society said a hot piece of metal found on a Manitowoc Wis street could have come from the Russian Sputnik IV dummy spaceship The Soviet satellite which circled the earth for more than two years is believed to have broken up in a spec tacular flash over the Midwest Goes to death calmly Executed at Fort Madison FORT MADISON AP Con victed killer Charles Ed win JCet ley 21 calmtothe last said he was sorry and thenwas draped to his death on a hangniahs noose at the Iowa Penitentiary at am was pro nounced dead at Kelley of Minneapolis was the second man to die on the gallows here for the killing of Alyin Koe hrsen 54 at Council Bluffs last year The condemned man wore a prisonmade business suit black shoes a whiteshirt and a light blue tie as he walked slow ly to thescaffold He climbed the 16 steps to the 10foot 7incH high platform unas sisted He stood quietly his head slightly bowed as leather straps were fastened to hold his arms at his sides Kelley stepped forward one pace to the trap door and spoke his lastwords They were unin telligible to most of the approxi mately 75 persons present Warden J E Bennettwas on the platform He said he under stood Keiiey to say Im sorry for what I did Kelleys feet were tied together and his glasses were removed His eyes appeared to be closed The Rev Lester Peter prison chaplain recited the 23rd Psalm his low voice easily audible in the hush room as a black hood and thenoose were slipped over Kelleys bead Sheriff Edwin Barkus of Mills County tripped the lever Kelley plummeted to the end of the rope His bodytwitched slightly bend ing at the knees Official witnesses included truck driver Kenneth Earl Vencel 32 of Council Bluffswho still has near his spineta bullet to be dying from leukemia cancer and ins spine a ouiiet ne received as may have been taking sedatives companiontried to in normal doses result of takeVehcels car thatillness Although the would not speculate pending completion of its investigation it was suggested Soblen mighl lave accumulated portions oJ such dosages secretly in prepa ration for his action Thursday o build up a lethal or damag ng dose Sobfen 61 who faces a life trison sentence in the United Itates for wartime spying for he Soviet Union got into Brit in in the first place by stabbing imself aboard a New York ound plane from Israel That act on July 1 touched off bitter legal battle by the psy hiatrist to escape the life sen ence waiting for him in Ameri a He said later that he stabbed imself to force his landing in Britain not to commit suicide Soblens attorneys had thwart d previous deportation orders ith four appeals to the courts n application for political asy um and an assist from the Is aeli government All failed to et the wartime Sovietspy on plane for Communist Czecho lovakia efuge Vencel said Barkus gave him Home Office the opportunity to be an official witness and added Im pretty happy to be here today Hes got it coming to him Vencel said At least they got the trial The other fellows didnt jet one 1 Vencel referred to tha rials of Kelley and his compan on and the shooting deaths of the three men they killed The chaplain said Kelley spent much of his last evening playing cards with officers He lay down to sleep about pm and was awakened at midnight for his last meal He ate almost all of the steak dinner he had ordered He was calm but nervous during his last 15 minutes The chaplain said the con demned man asked him to recite he 23rd Psalm on The trap door was released a mo ment after the chaplain concluded and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever Death claimed Kelly 45 days after his companion in the Coun cil Bluffs killing Charles Noel Brown 29 of Minneapolis was whfch offered him lhanged on the same scaffold ALGERIAN LEADERSDeputy Ben Bella and Gol Si Hassan commander of rebel guerrilla Wilaya zone No 4 enter car after conference in Algiers They flew to Orleansville in effort to stop anew outbreak of fighting between their forces The new crash forced postponement of a meeting between military leaders of both sides to draw formal ceasefire agreement in Algeria 1 t   

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